About UnitingCare West

UnitingCare West's vision is achieving justice, hope and opportunity for all. They believe communities thrive when everyone has a life of belonging, hope and purpose.  It is a not-for-profit community services organisation and part of the mission of the Uniting Church in Australia and UnitingCare national network.

 

About the role

This is an opportunity for you to make your mark in a leading community service organisation during an exciting period of transformation. Casual positions are available and this role supports people with disability and psychosocial disability to live in their own home and access the community. We'd love you to help shape our future and ensure even better outcomes for the people we exist to serve.

Qualifications and experience are wonderful things (HR have told us so, and have added that bit down below), but we're also looking for people who bring their personality, flair and unique energy to the workplace.

 

About You

You're going to love this job because you are:

  • Keen to provide direct client supports while taking on new challenges
  • Person-centred – your motivation is the people we exist to serve
  • Someone who celebrates the successes of others
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations
  • A doer, with initiative and flair
  • Thrive when working alone or in a team environment
  • A radical thinker - you get excited about trying innovative new ways of working
  • Resilient (goes without saying)
  • Resourceful and open-minded
  • A linker - you pull people together
  • Easy-going (but not too much)
  • An influencer and a listener
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed, grounded and real
  • The type to have a bit of fun at work (you're our kind of person)

The bit HR told us to add:

  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary person-centred, strength-based practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to participate in a broad range of recreational activities and work hours on a seven-day roster.
  • Relevant qualifications or commensurate significant experience/lived experience.
  • Possess a current 'C' class license with own reliable vehicle.

That's enough here but for more of this, see the available position description here.

 

Working with UnitingCare West

Working within our values of empathy, respect, integrity, inclusiveness and commitment UnitingCare West provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.  Benefits of working with us includes additional annual leave, generous long service leave, access to additional salary packing and a great team environment. We value social and cultural diversity, are committed to a safe workplace, and strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people returning to the workforce and mature age workers. 

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference we encourage you to apply online through SEEK, including a covering letter that outlines your suitability for the position and a current resume. Initial enquiries can be directed to Melissa Hall, Operations Lead on 1300 663 298.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately

People with lived experience and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

  • Dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable and passionate people required
  • 1 x Part-time (.8FTE) on going position based in Fremantle (servicing the South Metro area)
  • 1 x Part-time (.6FTE) 12 month maximum term position based in Merriwa (servicing the North Metro area)
  • Starting salary of $76,714.35 pa (pro rata), 5 weeks annual leave,17.5% leave loading + salary packaging

UnitingCare West is looking for dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable and passionate people to help us to deliver our specialist counselling service for children, young people and their families impacted by child sexual abuse and/or problematic sexual behaviours.

Ideally, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant area (e.g. social work or psychology) and significant relevant experience
  • Experience working therapeutically with children and families, experiencing complex issues
  • Excellent counselling and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and in sometimes challenging circumstances
  • Knowledge of evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Knowledge of the key issues impacting on the client group including the impact of trauma on brain development, attachment, child development and parenting.
  • Experience delivering training, presentations, and group facilitation
  • Experience working in a child protection setting, and with children and families who have been impacted by child sexual abuse.

You must be able to obtain a National Police Clearance (or provide one less than six months old) and a Working with Children Check.  It is also essential to have a current WA driver’s licence for this position.

The Position Description is available here

Please apply through SEEK, including a covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages) and a current resume, by 5.00pm, Friday 18 October 2019.

For further information please contact Danielle Hayman on 0439 965 821 or Kerry Thorne on 0417 937 414.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

  • Full time role
  • 5 weeks annual leave and attractive salary packaging options
  • Based in East Perth

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of families and individuals each year. We believe communities thrive when everyone has a sense of belonging, hope and purpose.

Our Vision is justice, hope and opportunity for all. Our Purpose is supporting communities to thrive so that everyone can enjoy a life of belonging, hope and purpose.

  • Do you want a job that sees you making a real and lasting impact on people’s lives?
  • Do you have a passion for empowering people to thrive in their community? 
  • Are you a problem solver and a master of multi-tasking?  If so, read on!

Reporting to the Team Leader, Housing Services, the Tenant Support Worker works within a small, close-knit team to support people with complex needs to live independently in the community.

The position supports people to engage with their community, work towards their recovery and maintain safe, secure housing through the provision of property and tenancy support and a supportive landlord approach. 

The successful applicant will be team-focused and responsible for coordinating a portfolio of approximately 100 properties, including:

  • Full tenancy management/property management services to tenants including managing rent arrears, inspections and responding to complaints.
  • Responding to routine maintenance requests and working closely with contractors to ensure repairs are undertaken.
  • Provide support linked to housing to tenants of the Independent Living Program.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with various support agencies regarding the support needs of new and existing clients to ensure that they have safe and sustainable housing.

The Housing Service team manages 320 properties, the majority of which are leased from the Department of Communities. Housing Service incorporates the Independent Living Program, which accommodates 221 tenants with severe and persistent mental health.  Additionally, Housing Services partners with a range of other organisations to provide sustainable housing options to people with a range of complex needs.

You will need to develop excellent working relationships and show empathy and commitment to the needs of people with complex needs (particularly persistent mental illness). You will demonstrate an ability to work autonomously, have excellent time management skills and be highly organised. Progression towards or completion of Community Services qualification is highly desired.

You must have, or be able to obtain, a current National Police Clearance and a current C class driver's licence for this position.

For further information contact Hannah Fellows Community Housing Services Team Leader, on 9220 1283 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The position description is available here.

Please apply through SEEK, including a covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the position (no more than 2 pages) and a current resume, by 5.00pm Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Working within our values of empathy, respect, integrity, inclusiveness and commitment UnitingCare West provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.  Benefits of working with us includes additional annual leave, generous long service leave, access to additional salary packaging and a great team environment.

We value social and cultural diversity and are committed to a safe workplace and strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers. 

UnitingCare West is also committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

This is an opportunity for you to make your mark in a leading community service organisation during an exciting period of transformation.  This is a mentoring role, with significant responsibility, and we’d love you to help shape our future and ensure even better outcomes for the people we exist to serve.

Qualifications and experience are wonderful things (HR have told us so, and have added that bit down below), but we’re also looking for people who bring their personality, flair and unique energy to the workplace.

You’re going to love this job because you are:

  • A natural leader and mentor - the perfect team captain
  • Keen to continue with direct client supports while taking on new challenges
  • Person-centred – your motivation is the people we exist to serve
  • Someone who celebrates the successes of others
  • Inspired to work for an organisation with big aspirations
  • A doer, with initiative and flair
  • Able to facilitate teamwork and collaboration, leading by example
  • A radical thinker - you get excited about trying innovative new ways of working
  • Resilient (goes without saying)
  • Resourceful and open-minded
  • A linker - you pull people together
  • Easy-going (but not too much)
  • An influencer and a listener
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • A thinker and researcher
  • Committed, grounded and real
  • The type to have a bit of fun at work (you’re our kind of person)

The bit HR told us to add:

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of contemporary theory, practice and its application in the area of disability and/or mental health (including excellent understanding of person-centred, strength-based support).
  • Understanding of individualised funding models and the key developments and issues facing the not-for-profit sector.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or commensurate significant (i.e. 3 years+) experience and relevant professional development
  • This role requires working 38 hours per week rostered between 6:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Sunday

That’s enough here but for more of this, see the position description available here.

Working at UnitingCare West:

Working within our values of empathy, respect, integrity, inclusiveness and commitment UnitingCare West provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.  Benefits of working with us includes additional annual leave, generous long service leave, access to additional salary packing and a great team environment. We value social and cultural diversity and are committed to a safe workplace and strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers. 

If you are up for a challenge and want to make a difference we encourage you to apply online. If you have any questions please contact John Fulker, Operations Lead on 9239 0900.

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

UnitingCare West is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard

Have a look at some of the varied roles and career paths you can have at UnitingCare West here

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